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Lord Frost and efčovič discuss NI Protocol in Brussels
Furthermore both the UK and EU are in a stranglehold of extremist members. Johnson pushed by domestic issues and the EU by increased division amongst its members and some crucial elections and election results.
Aside from the fact that involving the ECJ is alleged to be part of the problem of the NIP, it hardly matches the self-styled maverick nature of the UK's relationship with the EU to have measured responses to and fro.
keep to the Fen Causeway
And Imperial ambitions die hard. The US will be next as it unaccountably picks fights with the nation that it has surrendered it's economy to. Just this morning I got an Email from the (US) Naval Institute comparing the US-China situation to the US-Japan situation pre-WW II and calling for a Naval buildup. Dreams of old glory die hard.
Unlike many (most?) progressives I am not pro-China. But a recent show of indignation by the US government about China tracking an American nuclear sub passing through the Taiwan Strait got me shaking my head.
I looked up the distances. Taiwan is one hundred miles from the mainland. Cuba is 90 miles from Florida. What would the US say if China ran Nuclear submarines between Florida and Cuba into the Gulf of Mexico? International waters - but...
She remarked, "Japan didn't have nukes."
Yes. I have no desire to go up in flames for someone else's nostalgia. The US Navy is desperately trying to be relevant and the British Navy is a pale shadow of the 19th Century British Navy that "ruled the waves".
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